Publication Date: 1967
Edition: 1st Edition.
Garden City. 1967. Doubleday. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Pieces Missing.Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. 210 pages. hardcover. Jacket painting by Karen Gibson. keywords: Literature Black America. inventory # 31722. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In DEM, William Kelley unconventionally and provocatively gives a black man’s view of the world inhabited by America’s white people - ‘dem.’ Tracing the crucial events during three years in the life of Mitchell and Tam Pierce, he begins with a visit to a business associate of Mitchell’s on the wrong Sunday – a day of gruesome madness that profoundly changes their lives. Later, when their Negro maid has an unexpected caller, Mitchell’s reaction triggers a strange development, and his brief affair with a soap opera heroine reveals how drastically his sense of reality is undermined. When Tam gives birth to fraternal twins, one white, one black, and Mitchell plunges the black world on a bizarre search for the black baby’s father, the consequences of blindness, of betrayal, of 350 years of inhumanity are devastatingly dramatized. Many white writers have written about black people. Black writers have tended to write novels of protest against whites. In DEM, William Melvin Kelley sets an original course as he depicts the self-deceptions, hostilities, fantasies, and dilemmas of white people caught in their own black and white trap. It is a startling, ironic picture that some will not readily accept, but it has a bitter meaning for blacks and whites alike which cannot be ignored. William Melvin Kelley was born in New York City and attended the Fieldston School and Harvard, where he studied under Archibald MacLeish and John Hawkes. He has taught at the New School and the State University in Geneseo, N. Y., and has had stories and articles published in a number of magazines. Very Good In Worn Dustjacket With Some Pieces Missing.Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. Bookseller Inventory # 31722
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